Mountain Hike Hochtor - via Hesshütte and Josefinensteig - Touren-Impression #1 | © Gesäuse - Admont Mountain Hike Hochtor - via Hesshütte and Josefinensteig - Touren-Impression #1 | © Gesäuse - Admont

Hochtor - via Hesshütte and Josefinensteig

The Josefinensteig runs west of the Hesshütte through a mountain pine belt and a scree pass. Ascent via the partially secured south-east ridge. Sure-footedness and mountain experience are absolutely necessary!
The Hochtor is the highest point of the Gesaeuse mountains and conquering this majesty is the goal of many mountaineers. However, one should be absolutely sure-footed and free from giddiness and also be in good physical condition.

RECOMMENDATION: with mountain guide

Characteristics

Skill
Fitness

Best season

January
February
March
April
May
November
December

The tour in numbers

challenging
Level of difficulty
13,3 km
Route
8:00 h
Time
1495 hm
Uphill
1495 hm
Downhill
2362 m
Highest point

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Gesäusebundesstraße B 146 junction Johnsbach, 7 km country road to Johnsbach until GH Kölblwirt
we start the tour at the Kölblwirt and hike past the waterfall up to the Koderalm and over the Stadlalm up to the Heßhütte. The best thing now is to rely on our mountain guide, who will guide us safely over the Josefinensteig, which is only secured with ropes in particularly difficult places, up to the highest peak of the Gesaeuse mountains at 2,369 m. The view makes us forget the sweaty ascent. For the descent we choose the path over the "snow hole", here too, surefootedness is required and in some places it is said: No stumbling! Slowly we dive back into the high forest and at the Untere Koderalm we meet again on trail nr. 601, our ascent path. From here it is only a pleasant mountain walk until we finally arrive at the Kölblwirt in the restaurant garden.
possibly stay overnight in the Hess hut and start freshly rested in the morning
www.oebb.at

www.busbahnbim.at

next to GH Kölblwirt
www.hesshuette.at

www.gesaeuse.at

www.koelblwirt.at

Carto.at / Wander-, Rad- & Schitourenkarte „Nationalpark Gesäuse“Gesäuseberge – Haller Mauern – Eisenerzer Alpen West, Nr. 801

M 1: 35.000 http://www.carto.at/gesaeuse/

Kompass/ Wander-, Fahrrad- & Schitourenkarte „Nationalpark Gesäuse“, Nr. 206

M 1 : 25.000  http://www.kompass.de/touren-und-regionen/wanderkarte/dest/100148-alpenregion-nationalpark-gesaeuse/

Alpenvereinskarte „Gesäuse und Ennstaler Alpen“, Blatt 16, M 1 : 25.000

http://www.freytagberndt.com/shop/9783928777346-alpenvereinskarte-16-ennstaler-alpen-gesaeuse/

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What the weather will be like

Admont (635m)

Morning
sunny
18°C
5%
0 km/h
Noon
sunny
30°C
5%
10 km/h
Night
very sunny
26°C
5%
10 km/h
Early clouds will clear to leave the region with a dry and sunny day.
Morning
very sunny
19°C
0%
5 km/h
Noon
cloudy
27°C
50%
10 km/h
Night
cloudy
22°C
55%
5 km/h
Fair in the early morning, later variable with frequent showers.
17.07.2024
rainy
16°C 27°C
18.07.2024
slightly cloudy
16°C 29°C
19.07.2024
sunny
17°C 30°C

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